Donatas Kislauskas who was found collapsed and died in Queen Street on Saturday morning.

Ipswich: Tragic Donatas Kislauskas died as a result of drug use, coroner hears

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
2.29 PM

A YOUNG father who died in an Ipswich street as revellers passed by was discovered in a pool of vomit by road cleaners, an inquest has heard.

Donatas Kislauskas was found in Queen Street by Ipswich Borough Council street cleaners at 6.40am on Saturday, November 3, 2012.

During an inquest on Mr Kislauskas at Ip-City, in Bath Street, Ipswich, it was heard the 29-year-old was found face down with his airwaves full of vomit. His lips had turned blue.

CCTV footage showed Mr Kislauskas apparently staggering through Ipswich before collapsing on to the floor.

He was first spotted at 11.30pm in Cardinal Park. But at 4am officers spotted Mr Kislauskas, understood to have been drunk, stumbling on the Cornhill.

It is believed Mr Kislauskas, who was Lithuanian and lived in Wherstead Road, had been enjoying a night out to celebrate his first permanent job since moving to Ipswich in 2009.

Despite paramedics’ resuscitation attempts, he could not be revived. Greater Suffolk coroner Dr Peter Dean gave a verdict of death from a complexity of heroin abuse.

He said it was clear no-one interfered with Mr Kislauskas and there were no suspicious circumstances.

Mr Kislauskas was married to Dovile Cepliejute with two-year-old son Christopher.

He had secured his first permanent job role through recruitment company Staff Bank with a firm in Hadleigh just a week before dying.

In recording a narrative verdict, Dr Dean said: “It shows the dangers of drug abuse. Our thoughts are with his family.”